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by stevewaters
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which filter?
Replies: 29
Views: 634

Re: Which filter?

I have a spare Befree 0.6L that I bought when I thought I had lost one but then found it again! It has filtered about 5 litres so is practically new.

I also have an MSR Tailshot which has filtered about 25 litres and still in good condition.

Both for sale. - If interested, please message me.
by stevewaters
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

The drops were massive, I struggled to walk down some of them. Don't think I could have even done it in my DH days. Agreed. I note that Fabio Wibner hasn't made a video of that descent yet which says something ! I assumed that descent was The Gap that folk were referring to. - Where is The Gap then ?
by stevewaters
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Yes - St Issui's Church, Partrishow:
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by stevewaters
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

I did go past a little church on a steep road climb - it looked like the church in the Lost Lanes book and also where Jameso went on his travels in the summer. Still trying to find it on the map as that is somewhere worth a return visit. This one ? - I passed it just after leaving Eugene: Capture.J...
by stevewaters
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now

Thanks. - I really enjoyed watching that :-bd
by stevewaters
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 96
Views: 1652

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

I never knew toothpaste pills existed !

I've bought a few things. The website shop worked very well.

Well done Joe - Obviously a huge amount of work has gone into the site.

:-bd
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:04 pm
Steve, when you planning on doing the Peaks 300??
It's got to be a thing - the 2 routes share a short section of that old abandoned railway line - the TransPennine trail . - Perhaps in the spring LOL ???
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

So sad... Peaks200 I suppose it'll have to be (that'd be allowed won't it). Thanks MaM. Sorry for your situation of having prepared for it and everything cos at least I managed to get one go... Or combine the Peak 200 with the North Peak 100 route to get something not far off 300km ??? - That will ...
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

After last weekend's failed attempt I was all for throwing in the towel on these 200 and 300 events. But after reading all the other stories, deciding to buy a Toro, take a pizza and seeing the weather forecast I now want to re-attempt it this weekend ! (I can't cos I'm in the Lakes, but I never cea...
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick-link tools
Replies: 24
Views: 517

Re: Quick-link tools

I have the Granite Talon ones and they work well and are well made, strong and as light as my pair of plastic tyre levers. - These double up as a pair of tyre levers, whereas if I recall the Wolftooth offers only a single tyre lever. I had a set of plastic ones quick link pliers but they were not st...
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

RIP wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:09 am
Sorry Steve, all the current bonkersness has provoked me into taking any and every opportunity for a bit of levity :wink:
To clever for me, Reg ! :roll:
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

RIP wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:29 pm
But it's in front of you not behind you......
The pic is looking back after crossing the beck.
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

larsmars wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd
Thanks for sharing the ride report and great to finally meet you, Lars. :-bd
by stevewaters
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Just catching up on the debate about farmers. - Some great discussion there. I just wanted to clarify that although I was challenged by two different farmers in the dark hours, I wouldn't describe either as angry. The first appeared genuinely concerned about his cows and the second wondered what I w...
by stevewaters
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Just got back to the car at the Fforest. Pretty ruined :lol: 28:01. My sixth BB200 and it might have been the toughest of the lot. Well done! - It was my first BB200, so nothing to compare with. - Relieved to hear it was a toughie! There were a few stretches of tarmac that need to be added to Shaf'...
by stevewaters
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

I also bailed on the 200 - report on the other thread. Hats off to anyone who completes the 200 or 300 in any time. - It was brutal in the conditions. I got shouted at by 2 different farmers in the dark. One claimed there were cattle up on the track and they would be spooked by the torch and jump th...
by stevewaters
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

I met up with AlexinthePeaks for dinner at the Fforest Inn on Friday evening. - Great food and very friendly staff and locals. Kipped in the car in their car park and then left about 05:30 Saturday morning. It was very wet and soggy with huge deep lakes across the farm tracks. Alex left the car park...
by stevewaters
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Forgot to add that i got my first ever farmer bollockIng for straying off a trail before builth i'd cued as difficult nav that didn't exist, he came up on a quad but ididn't let on what i doing, he just thought i was a general tw@t! Came down to road with him 0.5m early, was worried about a DQ for ...
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 1000mile Plus Route discussions
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: 1000mile Plus Route discussions

Possibly a personal thing, but I notice my hands/fingers getting numb after a couple of days. I first had this on the HT550 and it came as a shock. I have since done a lot with the handlebars to improve things (raise them and get more position options with inside bar ends and togs) but I still notic...
by stevewaters
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet Lights
Replies: 26
Views: 540

Re: Helmet Lights

I have a Mk 14 Joystick and am very impressed. I think they are up to Mk 15 now. I use mine standalone. On bigger rides I take a spare Joystick which doubles up as a power bank for topping up my Garmin. You can also get a tiny "Redeye Micro" LED to plug into the charge port. This is surprisingly bri...
by stevewaters
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

I am committed now to starting from the Fforest Inn at first light on Saturday. Hopefully, I will be meeting up with Alex for dinner at the pub on the Friday evening. My target is to get round in less that 24 hours if I can stay awake and not get too bogged down! Really looking forward to it ! - Des...
by stevewaters
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

I am I wrong to still be clinging to this comment from Bob ? :???:
Back on track - unless it's well hidden I'm struggling to find any hike-a-bike on the route. A landslip or two that might make things interesting but most of the route looks eminently rideable.
by stevewaters
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Also, I've ridden through the storm already so hopefully anyone else should experience the pleasant weather :smile: Hmmm - Heavy rain forecast for Friday (by YR at least): https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/Wales/Builth_Wells/long.html I know it's easy to comment from the comfort of my home-off...
by stevewaters
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Looks more like a pic from the Cairngorms 300 ! :o
by stevewaters
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sol systems?? Anyone
Replies: 21
Views: 546

Re: Sol systems?? Anyone

Sees like a good discussion on the SOL Escape ("breathable") bivvy here: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/90852/ To quote one of the comments: -This bivy is rain-proof for most cases; the pressure of falling rain (typical maximum 4mm diameter drops at terminal velocity) will not penetrate i...